Phoenix Express

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Phoenix Express

1:16 PM5/5/2014
is an annual all-domain exercise to improve U.S. capabilities and interoperability with European and North African partners, increase partner self-sufficiency in the maritime domain, and assess and enhance the maritime security cooperation of U.S., European, and African regional partners.
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Exercise Phoenix Express 2018 Concludes in Souda Bay

5:30 PM5/16/2018
Participating nations included Algeria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States
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Phoenix Express 2019 Holds Opening Ceremony in Casablanca

10:15 AM4/9/2019
Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States kick off the 15th iteration Phoenix Express 2019 with opening ceremony
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AFRICOM cancels Exercise Phoenix Express

12:00 AM3/17/2020
After careful consideration with exercise participants and the host nation, Exercise Phoenix Express 2020 (OE20) has been cancelled for force protection considerations
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North African maritime exercise Phoenix Express set to begin

4:40 PM5/14/2021
Thirteen nations will operate together through May 28 to increase regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities, enhancing efforts to promote safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea and territorial waters of participating North African nations.
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Exercise Phoenix Express 2021 holds opening ceremony in Tunisia

10:04 AM5/19/2021
Capt. Harry Knight, Exercise Director, Phoenix Express, speaks at the opening ceremony for exercise Phoenix Express 2021. Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean.
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Exercise Phoenix Express 2021 holds opening ceremony in Tunisia

10:08 AM5/19/2021
This year’s exercise control group is hosted by Tunisia with training taking place throughout the Mediterranean Sea, to include territorial waters of participating North African nations. The at-sea portion of the exercise will test North African, European, and U.S. maritime forces’ abilities to respond to irregular migration and combat illicit trafficking and the movement of illegal goods and materials.
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U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations exchange best practices during Phoenix Express 2021

10:13 AM5/25/2021
The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a subject matter expert exchange on the topics of restraint devices, tactical approach, and detainee contact for the in-port portion of exercise Phoenix Express 2021 in Bizerte, Tunisia, on May 18, 2021.
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U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations exchange best practices during Phoenix Express 2021

10:17 AM5/25/2021
Petty Officer Second Class Phillip Haik, a machinery technician, learns a deterring technique from a member of the Royal Moroccan Navy as part of the Exercise Phoenix Express 2021 in Bizerte, Tunisia on May 18, 2021. Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a multinational maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean.
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U.S. law enforcement share best practices in Phoenix Express to deter maritime crime

10:56 AM5/27/2021
Law enforcement experts from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) conducted a subject matter expert exchange hosted by U.S. Africa Command in Bizerte, Tunisia during exercise Phoenix Express, May18, 2021.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams participates in exercise Phoenix Express 2021

4:54 PM5/28/2021
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) participates in the 16th iteration of exercise Phoenix Express 2021 (PE21) off the coast of Tunis, Tunisia, with Allied and partner nations during the at-sea portion of the multinational maritime exercise in North Africa May 22-26, 2021.
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Exercise Phoenix Express concludes in Tunisia

8:26 PM5/31/2021
U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (NAVAF) Director of maritime partnership program, Rear Adm. Jeffrey S. Spivey joined Tunisian Minister of Defense Brahim Bertegi, Read Adm. Kevin Jones from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome in marking the successful completion of the 16th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2021 (PE21) in Tunis, Tunisia on May 28, 2021.
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Exercise Phoenix Express Concludes in Tunisia

8:32 PM5/31/2021
Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, director, Logistics Directorate, J-4, U.S. Africa Command gives remarks at the closing ceremony for exercise Phoenix Express 2021 in Tunis, Tunisia, May 28,2021. Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean.
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Seabees construct new ward at Tunisian hospital to support covid, future response needs

9:38 AM9/24/2021
The project, part of the annual Phoenix Express exercise that focuses on increasing regional stability in Northern Africa, will improve basic healthcare for people in rural Tunisia.
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Senior Leadership Symposium held for Exercise Phoenix Express 2021

11:13 AM10/14/2021
The symposium, presented by the Tunisian Navy and the U.S. Naval War College and hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes, is designed to foster honest discussions on the challenges of combating maritime security threats in North Africa.
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Senior Leadership Symposium held for Exercise Phoenix Express 2021

11:45 AM10/14/2021
Military leaders from across Europe, Africa, and the United States as well as several regional and international organizations completed a three-day Senior Leadership Symposium as a continuation of exercise Phoenix Express in Tunis, Tunisia, Sept. 27-29, 2021. Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean.
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